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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: acclimater, from climat; CLIMATE

acclimatize

verb
     
ac‧cli‧ma‧tize also acclimatise British English also ac‧cli‧mate American English [intransitive and transitive]
to become used to a new place, situation, or type of weather, or to make someone become used to it
acclimatize to
Runners had to acclimatize to the humid tropical conditions.
acclimatize yourself (to something)
I found it hard to acclimatize myself to working at weekends.
acclimatization noun [uncountable]

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